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Best place to purchase Gun safe #7071139
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What is best place you guys have found to purchase a gun safe?

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keep an eye out for when they are on sale at Costco.

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Costco - sales on Big Horn safes

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TSC runs some good deals. As does Academy.

Re: Best place to purchase Gun safe [Re: pharmvet] #7071871
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How much money are you wanting to spend? That will be the deciding factor on where you want to shop.


Originally Posted By: Chunky Monkey
Never been to a camping world. I prefer Dick's to be honest.
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gun safes are hardly a thing to scrimp on if you are really serious about protecting things. The cheap ones that go on sale are very easily broken into by people who know what they are doing. Also, the cheaper ones will not have the fire resistance the more expensive ones will.

Budget is key here. If you are looking to spend 500 bucks on a safe (which is really nothing more than a gun locker with a combination), then just wait for the next sale and buy. If you are looking for a real safe, then you won't find those on sale much. So just depends what you are looking for.

Not trying to be rude, just stating facts about safes.


One other thing, buy twice as big as you think you will need.

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Originally Posted By: Texas buckeye
gun safes are hardly a thing to scrimp on if you are really serious about protecting things. The cheap ones that go on sale are very easily broken into by people who know what they are doing. Also, the cheaper ones will not have the fire resistance the more expensive ones will.

Budget is key here. If you are looking to spend 500 bucks on a safe (which is really nothing more than a gun locker with a combination), then just wait for the next sale and buy. If you are looking for a real safe, then you won't find those on sale much. So just depends what you are looking for.

Not trying to be rude, just stating facts about safes.


One other thing, buy twice as big as you think you will need.


He's right AND you could find a decent used one if you watch the internet but, they sell really fast.


Originally Posted By: Chunky Monkey
Never been to a camping world. I prefer Dick's to be honest.
Re: Best place to purchase Gun safe [Re: pharmvet] #7072698
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I went to a gun show....talked to several vendors....looked at several models....then picked out two and got gun show sales price...


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Re: Best place to purchase Gun safe [Re: pharmvet] #7073043
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Not all safes are created equal. There are major name brand safes that are Chinese made selling in big box stores. Not sure your location but I searched for a long time before buying mine.
http://www.gunsafesbykennedyskorner.com


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Originally Posted By: hookemhorns
Not all safes are created equal. There are major name brand safes that are Chinese made selling in big box stores. Not sure your location but I searched for a long time before buying mine.
http://www.gunsafesbykennedyskorner.com


I did NOT go thru his entire website.... calling Winchester and Cannon quality? I'd like to see his definition of the word.


Originally Posted By: Chunky Monkey
Never been to a camping world. I prefer Dick's to be honest.
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Liberty!!

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Liberty!!


Again, what's the OP looking to spend?

Liberty? Not IMO.


Originally Posted By: Chunky Monkey
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Re: Best place to purchase Gun safe [Re: pharmvet] #7074248
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I just got a Liberty and i love it.

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Originally Posted By: CB09
I just got a Liberty and i love it.


I'm not saying there's anything wrong with the brands listed above. Quality safes start at about 10k and can cost more than a new car.


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Re: Best place to purchase Gun safe [Re: pharmvet] #7074311
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Any gun safe is better than none. At least one may slow the bad guys down for a while. How much did your safe cost and what brand?

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I agree 100% with any safe is better than no safe.

Still have not heard from the OP.

My safe is a cheap one like the ones posted above. Paid $1000 for it used with the door locked and open.

This would be my first choice, quality and not 30k+.

Sportsmansteelsafes.com


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You can buy direct from Sturdy Safe. Very good unit. Call them direct and ask for any discounts. They discounted mine extra because they only had to ship to
Texas.

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If you are in NE TX, you can probably shop around from Dallas to Shreveport. The companies that sell safes will be doing deliveries for hundreds of miles. You may just have to wait a few weeks until they are in your area. I bought mine from a place in Houston (about 2 hours away) and never sat foot in their store. They were the cheapest, plus offered free in house delivery, and anchored it to the slab. It's worth getting online and getting quotes. I saved about $800 over buying locally and the local company didn't do free delivery.

As mentioned above, Sturdy Safe is also a great company. They were high on my list.

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From what I read and researched, ANY commercially available safe can be broken into in a matter of minutes by thieves who understand how to do it and NO safe regardless of advertisement or pricing will protect your guns in a fire. In other words, if thieves who know you have guns break into your home to steal them they probably know you will have them secured and most likely will be able to access them in a matter or minutes. I went so far as to speak with a company that manufactures some very nice safes and they use the term storage and not safe and even go as far to recommend you don't purchase their brand that is fire rated. Now, that being said, safes can and are just one step in protecting your property. Good doors, windows and a security system also are part of that prevention. I spent about half as much as I planned on for my gun storage after extensive research into this very issue. I have photographed and inventoried all of my guns and valuables and made sure my insurance agent has a copy of that information in case of theft or fire. Just my two cents as I was in the market just a few months ago as well.

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tShawnB speaks the truth. I have seen two "high dollar" fire safes go thru an actual fire, beyond the water damamg, there is no way I would even consider shooting any of the guns in these "safes".

I have a couple of Security Products safes, a couple of Browning's and while the Browning's have a higher/loner fire rating, the Security Products are better built.


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https://www.bearsafes.net/ I spoke with a SWAT guy down the street and he suggested this as his only recommended option, of course he had to have 3. Look at how they're constructed and it makes a lot of sense.

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If in Houston look up Moore Security they were great to deal with.

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cabelas, have your liberty safe delivered.

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Steelwater will ship to your door. Very happy with mine. It will keep out the non professionals and they are the ones trying to steal 90% of the time.

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